The Art Of Pho

Interactive Motion Comic

The Art of Pho is an interactive motion comic produced by Submarine Channel based on the debut graphic novel by the award-winning British illustrator and animator Julian Hanshaw (Random House, 2011). The Art of Pho’s main character is a loveable creature named Little Blue. Through an extraordinary sequence of events, Little Blue ends up in Vietnam’s bustling capital of Ho Chi Minh City, where he learns to master the Art of making Pho (Ph?) ? Vietnam?s ubiquitous noodle soup. The people that he meets and the adventures that ensue set him on a marvelous path of self-discovery. Julian Hanshaw won the Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story of 2008. The Art of Pho is his highly anticipated debut graphic novel. Under his creative supervision and with animation director Lois van Baarle, Submarine Channel re-created The Art of Pho for the web. The interactive graphic novel adds the dimensions of sound, music, animation and interactivity to Hanshaw’s exquisitely drawn artwork.


Written and drawn by: Julian Hanshaw
Animation director: Lois van Baarle
Producer: Submarine Channel
Length: 8 episodes (interactive version), 23 min (linear version)
Release: 2012


Written and drawn by: Julian Hanshaw
Producers: Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Animation Director: Lois van Baarle
Animation: Lois van Baarle, Danne Bakker, Laura van Noortwijk
Additional Animation: Nele van Haegenberg, Ferda Surensoy, Alice Eigenraam
Interaction Design: Karel Brascamp, Patrick Gutlich
Graphics and Webdesign: Christiaan de Rooij
Image Editors: Yvonne Brouwers, Tom van der Heiden, Tim Jongemans
Creative producer: Remco Vlaanderen
Line producer: Willeke Steenbeeke
Music and Audio Post-Production: Pastelle Music: Niels Hahn, Matteo Taheri
Voices: Sebastian Prose (Little Blue), Dave Calderhead (Old Man/Joe), Claire Schuyffel (Sandy/Kim), Eva Hetharia (Beach Lady), Micah Westera (Angry Man/Phil/Jose)
Publicity: Yaniv Wolf, Daphne Plomp, Charlotte Cattel

Publisher Art of Pho book
The Random House Group Ltd

Publisher Art of Pho Interactive
© Submarine Channel Foundation 2011

Submarine Channel is made possible with the support of OC&W – Ministry of Culture, Education and Science and The City of Amsterdam (Dienst Maatschappelijk Ontwikkeling).